Local body elections: Punjab opposition parties to contest elections together

Published: September 3, 2013
PPP, PTI, PML-Q and Jamat-e-Islami are among the parties who have joined hands for the local body elections. PHOTO: Mohammad Noman/FILE

PPP, PTI, PML-Q and Jamat-e-Islami are among the parties who have joined hands for the local body elections. PHOTO: Mohammad Noman/FILE

LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: Four opposition parties in Punjab announced on Tuesday that the parties will be contesting the local body elections together, Express News reported.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) and Jamat-e-Islami joined hands against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the local body elections.

The decision came after a joint meeting among the leaders of the parties.

Earlier the same day in Islamabad, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) prepared a design to hold the local body elections in the country.

According to the statistics, there are a total of 184,900 voters in 43 cantonment areas all over the country and 1,298 polling stations will be set up for the elections.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • unbiased
    Sep 3, 2013 - 5:04PM

    and someone said that they wont side with status quo parties :PRecommend

  • Painter
    Sep 3, 2013 - 5:11PM

    The classroom in the photo needs a re-paint…..!Recommend

  • Namaloom Afraad
    Sep 3, 2013 - 5:48PM

    False news. ET will retract it in a day or two


  • Sane Voice
    Sep 3, 2013 - 5:50PM

    I wonder do all of them still have that much power to beat PMLN…………….they are surelly afraid of a single party and have joined hands together…………just like in 1988 all of them went together against a single PPP.


  • PTI
    Sep 3, 2013 - 5:58PM

    @Sane Voice:
    And just like how ANP, PPP, JUIF, PMLN went against PTI in NA-1Recommend

  • Aamer Khawaja
    Sep 3, 2013 - 6:32PM

    It will be so embarrassing for all of them when PMLN will still win.


  • Tahir
    Sep 3, 2013 - 7:28PM

    @AdnanSiddiqi You are making fool of yourself the way you took the news so seriously….I heard there are no party based local bodies election in Punjab


    Sep 3, 2013 - 8:47PM

    it means ik has no vision or ethics he want to do by hook or by crook like other politician ,nothing new or naya it reflects he has some personal problem with sharif brothers and making fool to nation . let,s pray to GOD be kind on us and send some real committed leader who take us out of this bad phase .


  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Sep 4, 2013 - 12:46AM

    Why have my comments been deleted?!!


  • pak.lhr
    Sep 4, 2013 - 9:55AM

    at last the great alliance have come into light, PPP + PTI + PMLQ


  • suzo
    Sep 4, 2013 - 7:50PM

    PTI,PPP,JI alliance..really???


  • ALI
    Sep 20, 2013 - 10:21AM

    It is very much necessary to transfer the power to grass root level, as the general public has the constitutional right, the govt should hold the local bodies election as early as possible.


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